2012, Number 2
Knowledge and implementation of natural and traditional medicine by professionals and health technicians
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ABSTRACTIn Cuba the natural and traditional medicine is considered a medical discipline recognized by Public Health Ministry, thus the professionals and technicians of health services must to be trained in the management of different techniques of this therapeutics. A cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted in health professionals and technicians of the "Isidro de Armas" polyclinic in 2009 to characterize the behavior of knowledge and practice of therapeutical procedures of natural and traditional medicine. Sample included 64 health professionals and 47 health technicians underwent a questionnaire on the knowledge of the different therapeutics of natural and traditional medicine and its implementation. The total on polled considered to have enough knowledge on this field, where the more known procedure was acupuncture and related techniques (88,3%) and the more applied one was the Physiotherapy (49,5%). We conclude that the rate of professionals and technicians who to apply the procedures related to natural and traditional medicine, was smaller than the rate referred to have knowledge on these therapeutics.
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